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Argon Completes Qualification Testing of the New Generation RWS15, 15” Rugged Laptop


Argon has completed a full suite of Mil STD 810 environmental and Mil STD 461 EMI testing of our next generation RWS15, rugged laptop, with 15” LCD.

The testing performed was for ground mobile applications, exposing it to some of the most severe environments, including 60oC continuous operation, temperature shock, salt fog, dust, blowing rain, surge immunity, RS-103 50V/m and other strenuous tests. Argon can provide a complete specification upon request.

The new unit incorporates an Intel ® i7 processor, vastly improving computing power over the previous Core2Duo unit. Five military connectors also improve the number, and potential cabling options for your I/O.

The 15” XGA display is sunlight readable with an incorporated analog resistive touch screen. It is designed for accommodating a user defined PCIe (other other) card, which can be installed at the factory.

The new unit has the same mechanical footprint, mounting, and other features as its predecessor, making it a FFF replacement unit for any of the hundreds of units already fielded.

The next generation RWS15 is now ready for your application as well.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Argon.

19” Rack Mount Display Solutions: From 20.1” Legacy to Next Generation 21.3”


Read this white paper about the 19" rack mount display solutions and learn how Argon can help you to select the next generation display for these applications.

Executive Summary

The 20.1” LCD has been the display monitor size of choice for many 19” rack mount installations for many years across military subsystem workstation console applications. The 20.1” LCD, however, is quickly becoming unavailable and should only be considered for spares, legacy support, or programs with very small production demands. For new projects, requiring years of fielding and support, one should consider alternative display solutions, such as 19” or 21.3” LCDs which are 19” rack mountable and are in the growth phase of their life cycle.

Argon can provide both alternative display solutions and has recently entered full production of the 21.3” rugged LCD for C4ISR applications. It has been specifically designed as a suitable form, fit and function replacement of many existing 20.1” solutions, with the added benefit of reduced power consumption, lower weight, an LED backlighting system and smaller depth.

This white paper briefly outlines the history of the traditional 20.1” display market and offers a forward looking solution path for 19” rack mount displays for future system designs.


Download the full article with the PDF-link!